The Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society hosted the second of the May sales this weekend, with the Angus breed making up most of the lots present.

Strong pedigree and commercial demand meant a few super prices were achieved along with an excellent clearance.

In total 35, of the 39 Angus bulls on offer sold to average just shy of €2,450.

Leading the prices with a top call of €6,000 was the very first bull into the ring, Bunlahy Sean Dubh ET.

Bred by brothers Aidan and David Reynolds from Ballinalee, Co Longford, the powerful October bull is out of the herd’s famous Bianca line.

The sire of the high-seller is former overall all-Ireland champion Carrigroe Mr Rebel.

Carrying five stars on the terminal index with a beef cow calving figure of only 1.9%, Sean Dubh was secured by Meath breeder Michael Bird of the Dunlever herd.

Taking the second top price was Dungimmon Tom from the Woods family outside Ballyconnell in Co Cavan.

Another one early into the ring, this January 2020-born bull is sired by NCBC bull HW Farghal.

Tom’s dam is a homebred daughter of three-time all-Ireland champion Rosemead Karona. Carrying five stars on the terminal index and four on the replacement, this one heads to a suckler farmer also based in Co Meath.

Full report to follow.